Entrepreneur Resources
Resources
 
The following links are key resources for entrepreneurs (research and development, statistics, self-employment, etc.):

Industry Canada
www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/ic1.nsf/eng/home
Industry Canada’s mission is to foster a growing, competitive, knowledge-based Canadian economy. The Department works with Canadians throughout the economy and in all parts of the country to improve conditions for investment, improve Canada's innovation performance, increase Canada's share of global trade, and build a fair, efficient and competitive marketplace.

National Research Council Canada (NRC)
www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/index.html
The NRC is the Government of Canada's premier organization for research and development.

CTN
The CTN's cross-country network of advisors provides access to new and innovative resources that offer integrated and coordinated service delivery

Fondation de l’entrepreneurship
http://www.entrepreneurship.qc.ca/
Site for references on bibliographies, videos, information kits and subjects of interest to entrepreneurs

J’entreprends
http://www.jentreprends.ca/
Entrepreneurship Portal that contains, videos, information and resources for entrepreneurs

Webfin
http://argent.canoe.ca/
Website for consulting and analyzing the profiles of various companies listed on the stock market. Also, access to Egar and Sedar-on-line.

Innovation in Canada
www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/icgc.nsf/eng/home
A comprehensive inventory of the best links to universities, public laboratories, municipal agencies and businesses that can help with innovations. Use the diagnostic tools for refining innovation needs, research hundreds of subjects related to innovation, find out how to improve your chances of success, and access lists of innovation experts, researchers and technology experts

Centre de recherche industrielle du Québec (CRIQ)

www.criq.qc.ca/en/0100_enaff/p0101_coeur.html
CRIQ is a leading source of innovation and expertise in the areas of manufacturing technologies, the environment, industrial information and standardization.

Communication Quebec
www.comm-qc.gouv.qc.ca
Site describing the steps to follow to start up as an entrepreneur or self-employed worker

Investissement Quebec
http://www.investquebec.com/quebec/en/financial-products.html
Investissement Québec offers a team of specialists that can help you acquire sound industry intelligence, forge productive strategic alliances with local and international partners, find the ideal site that suits your exact needs, and benefit from competitive fiscal incentives. This government agency provides significant financial leverage as a key player in Quebec’s economic growth and prosperity

MDEIE
http://www.economie.gouv.qc.ca/accueil/
Ministère du développement économique, de l’innovation et de l’exportation du Québec, supports economic development, innovation and export trade, as well as research, particularly by encouraging coordinated and concerted action among the various players in the economic, scientific, social and cultural areas in order to promote job creation, economic prosperity, scientific development and sustainable development.

Info entrepreneurs
www.infoentrepreneurs.org/en/
Info entrepreneurs is a leader in the delivery of quality strategic information on government programs and services directed to the business community. Info entrepreneurs constitutes a privileged source of commercial information, thus contributing to the economic growth of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
 
Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
www.dec-ced.gc.ca/eng/index.html
The Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec provides assistance to enterprises, communities and the organizations that support them through its network of 14 business offices located throughout the province.

Shopify
www.shopify.com/tools
Shopify offers many free resources for entrepreneurs. These resources will help you with your administrative and marketing needs if you are on a tight budget.

FormSwift
formswift.com/swot-analysis-guide
formswift.com/sample-business-plans
formswift.com/1099-form-guide
Futurpreneur’s start-up, FormSwift, offers three all-in-one resources to help small businesses grow successfully and sustainably. These three guides help businesses solve some of the most common and critical problems: business planning, taxes, and strategic thinking.

99designs
www.99designs.ca/resource-center/small-business-starter-kit
99designs has gathered expert advice from twelve industry-leading companies to help you go from idea to execution. Whether it be financing your business or build your brand, 99designs can help your business grow.

Circular Design Guide
www.circulardesignguide.com/methods
Circular Design Guide has lined up a number of activities to help you understand, define, make, and release circular innovations. From understanding circular flows to creating a brand promise, circular designs lets you dive in wherever makes most sense for you and your team.

Square
www.squareup.com/ca/townsquare/what-is-a-point-of-sale-and-how-do-i-choose-one
www.squareup.com/ca/townsquare/introducing-scheduled-invoices
Square has everything you need to run your start-up business anywhere. Square explains the importance of choosing the right POS and how to send professional invoices to clients & suppliers.